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Exclusive Preview: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Written by:James T Tynion IV
Art by: Freddie E Williams II
Cover by: Freddie E Williams II
Variant cover by: Kevin Eastman

With Bane, Bebop, Rocksteady and the entire Foot Clan pumped up on Venom, the odds are severely stacked against Batman and the Turtles. All looks lost until Master Splinter steps in—only to fall victim to the treacherous Bane! The heroes on the half-shell live to fight another day, but at what cost? Donnie thinks he has a plan for victory, but Batman warns against it.

Preview: Detective Comics #974

Detective Comics #974

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“KNIGHT’S FALL”! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?

Preview: Dark Knights Rising: Wild Hunt #1

Dark Knights Rising: Wild Hunt #1

(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Grant Morrison (A) Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez (A/CA) Doug Mahnke
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers’ Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an army of the world’s worst nightmares into the streets of Gotham City!

This one-shot also answers the question: Where are the Metal Men? And who is the latest addition to the team?

Preview: The Backstagers Vol. 2 SC

The Backstagers Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Price: $14.99

Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best-laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of…theater.

James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one’s place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression. Collects the final issues #5-8.

Preview: Backstagers 2018 Valentine’s Day Special

Backstagers 2018 Valentine’s Day Special

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh, Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Katy Farina, and more!
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte, Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main cover: Rian Sygh
Variant cover: Veronica Fish
Price: $7.99

It’s Valentine’s Day at St. Genesius Prep and the Backstagers are back in (stage) blacks for some ROMANTIC adventures in the mysterious world behind the scenes!

Featuring bonus tales from a variety of special guests, including Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, and Katy Farina!

It’s the “seasons of love” for your favorite backstage boys! (No, you can’t wear pink backstage. Or red. Or glitter. Or cherub wings, Sasha.)

DC Nation #0 Gives a Sneak Peek at Some of DC’s Hottest Events for 2018

Boasting three of the most popular writers in comics, DC is getting a jump on Free Comic Book Day (May 5) to let fans in on all the excitement in store for the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. On Wednesday, May 2, DC Nation #0, a 32-page comic book, will be available at comic book retailers at a cover price of $0.25 and free via digital download. DC Nation #0 spotlights events from three of DC’s top storytellers – Scott Snyder, Tom King and Brian Michael Bendis, all best-selling, celebrated authors.

With the unbelievable conclusion to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal paving the way for the Justice League: No Justice four-issue weekly series (with co-writers James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson and artist Francis Manapul), fans will be clamoring for more information on what kind of wild, over the top roller-coaster ride Snyder and crew have planned next; artist Jorge Jiménez joins Snyder, Tynion IV and Williamson for a preview of just how big the Justice League’s next challenge will be when Justice League: No Justice begins May 9.

In a Batman story by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, The Joker gets word about the wedding between the Bat and the Cat, and he’s not happy. With the wedding story arc reaching its climax in Batman #50 on sale July 4, The Joker will be that one wedding guest most likely to speak now and not hold his peace at all.

From the return of the trademark red trunks to the debut of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis in the Action Comics #1000 comic book in April, the future for Superman couldn’t shine any brighter, but for fans, that’s just the tip of the super-iceberg. Bendis, along with legendary artist José Luis García-López, is also contributing an all-new story to DC Nation #0, a prelude to his highly anticipated Man of Steel weekly miniseries debuting May 30.

Fans will also get a sneak preview of DC’s new promotional magazine DC Nation. The debut issue of this free, full-sized fan magazine will be the perfect place for fans to get the latest news on what’s happening at DC, arriving at comic book retailers on June 6 and available for digital download.

Review: Detective Comics Annual #1

Basil Karlo is the son of a bitter Hollywood makeup artist and an up and coming movie star in his own right when a tragic car accident sets him on the road to becoming one of Batman’s greatest foes: Clayface.

Writer James Tynion IV’s treatment will be familiar to fans of Batman: The Animated Series while also drawing in some subtle nods to the character’s debut in the 1940s. Detective Comics Annual #1 oozes with pathos, adding family dynamics to a well trodden tale of ambition and addiction to great effect. There isn’t a lot of action but artist Eddy Barrows sells the few fight scenes he’s given to draw with dynamic compositions. Barrows also has a great hand for making the quiet scenes that abound seem just as interesting as Batman breaking someone’s teeth.  It’s not perfect; the ending is a bit abrupt. An extra page or two would have done wonders but as it is this is a very, very good comic.

Fun to look at and fun to read, this is a great introduction to comics for someone who is new to DC or for a lapsed reader like myself. Fans who remember the cartoon may be slightly confused that the character isn’t named ‘Matt Hagen’ but it is otherwise a one hundred percent accessible take on this material.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Detective Comics Annual #1

Detective Comics Annual #1

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

“Clay”! Here it is: the shocking, heartbreaking origin of Clayface, including his first conflict with Batman! Actor Basil Karlo was on the cusp of fame and fortune…the kind he had dreamed of through his painful childhood…until a accident robbed him of the good looks that took him to the top. But scars don’t make you a monster-only the darkness in your heart can do that-and in the wake of the accident, Karlo’s darkness is revealed!

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, and Francis Manapul Team Up in May for Justice League: No Justice

After the conclusion of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal, the bestselling Batman talent team will shake the DC Universe to its deepest foundations and do something that even the most passionate fans will characterize as unimaginable and utterly audacious.

This event sets the stage for even more bold and daring storytelling, as Snyder, along with co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson plus all-star artist Francis Manapul take readers on an adventure that will break the very boundaries of the DC Universe in Justice League: No Justice, a four-issue weekly miniseries, beginning May 9.

In the announcement Snyder said:

We thought we knew the entire map of the DC cosmos. We thought we had explored all there was to explore. But now we know that all this time the Multiverse was nothing but a fishbowl, and now we’ve been dumped into the ocean, unleashing terrifying new threats, and wondrous new possibilities. Metal opened up channels of storytelling that Francis, James, Joshua and I are excited to explore in a big way. When we’re finished, fans will never look at the Justice League in the same way again.

In this four-issue miniseries, the super-villain Brainiac arrives on Earth with a dire warning for the Justice League: there’s a threat coming to destroy Earth, one that the heroes are ill-equipped to handle. Brainiac thinks he holds the key to victory, but it means combining members of the League with some of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe and sending them into battle against this extinction-level menace. The stakes are at their absolute highest; if one of these teams fail. It’s game over.

Justice League: No Justice promises to deliver over-the-top blockbuster action, courtesy of artist Francis Manapul.

Manapul added in the release:

I’m laying out the biggest action of my life. The Justice League realizes that they need to expand their reach to become something bigger than they have ever been before. If you thought my work for Justice League: Darkseid War was huge, I’m taking the League to the edge of the cosmos with No Justice. Anyone who has asked for Harley Quinn, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, Zatanna, the Atom, Raven, or Doctor Fate to be in their personal Justice League will stand up and cheer.

This can’t-miss miniseries sets the stage for a “family” of Justice League titles, beginning in June, headlined by Snyder on Justice League with additional titles written by James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson and more in the coming months.

The miniseries will see teams made up of heroes and villains.

The heroes and villains will be broken up into various teams. Based on images names:

Team Mystery: Starro, Starfire, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Sinestro <- a cosmic group

Team Entropy: Beast Boy, Lobo, Batman, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke <- a brawler group

Team Wonder: Raven, Dr. Fate, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Etrigan <- a magic based group

Team Wisdom: The Atom, Harley Quinn, The Flash, Robin, Cyborg <- a science based group

Check below for covers and interior pages.

Preview: Detective Comics #973

Detective Comics #973

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Jan 24, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“Fall Of The Batmen” finale! With the team in disarray and facing their most powerful adversary yet, Batwoman must make a critical battlefield choice-one with the power to shatter everything Batman has built! You’ll be talking about this issue for years to come!

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